Modem as a service?

b b-nanog at
Mon Dec 7 01:07:50 UTC 2015

What about a $20 android phone, when it detects a power loss (stops charging), send an sms.

On Mon, Dec 07, 2015 at 12:03:48PM +1100, Karl Auer wrote:
> On Sun, 2015-12-06 at 18:13 -0600, Josh Reynolds wrote:
> > You could always just use UPS equipment that can send out alerts on power
> > outages and low bat voltage. Or, use equipment that supports dying gasp.
> The equipment you have needs to be able to send the alert, which means
> SMS or email-capable equipment needs to stay powered up long enough to
> do that.
> There might be a product idea here, if no-one's done it already:
> Something like a RaspBerry Pi, running off a lithium battery, with a
> recharge circuit and something to detect a power outage. Add a 3G/4G
> card to send an SMS alert, put it all in a box, plug it into power. Only
> configuration needed is setting the SMS target(s)... If you made it
> network addressable (on 3G/4G) it could send emails as well.
> Regards, K.
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